8600 rpm: the new Corvette will receive a new engine

8600 rpm: the new Corvette will receive a new engine


Chevrolet has released a video teaser for the upcoming premiere of the new Corvette Z06, a more powerful version of the eighth generation Corvette.

This video shows for the first time elements of the interior of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the dashboard with a red line at 8600 rpm. The video was published exactly 8600 minutes before the official debut of the sports car, which will take place on October 26, 2021. The demonstration of the tachometer can be considered a hint of a new motor developed for the car. The base Corvette’s engine is only capable of cranking up to 6500 rpm.

It is planned that the Corvette Z06 version will be equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 engine with a return of up to 626 hp. and 651 Nm of maximum torque, which is about 130 hp. more than the standard model. The exhaust system of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will receive 4 tailpipes in the center of the rear bumper. In addition to the digital dashboard, the car will feature a carbon-trimmed steering wheel and new seats with increased lateral support and integrated head restraints.

Finally, towards the end of the video teaser, the manufacturer showed another version of the Corvette Z06 – an open-top variant. It is possible that the new sports car will debut in both bodies at once, although in the case of the regular Corvette model, these premieres were separated by several months.

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